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scotland.org: The Official Gateway to Scotland | Scotland.org

The official gateway to Scotland provides information on Scottish culture and living, working, studying, visiting, and doing business in Scotland.

Page load speed analysis

  • 59/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    221 ms

  • Resources loaded

    3.4 sec

  • Page rendered

    361 ms

  • Total page load time

    4 sec

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We analyzed Scotland.org page load time and found that the first response time was 221 ms and then it took 3.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 60% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 87.2 kB
    Images 2.3 MB
    Javascripts 618.9 kB
    CSS 116.1 kB

    In fact, the total size of Scotland.org main page is 3.1 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 45% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 2.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 87.2 kB
    • After minification 87.2 kB
    • After compression 21.6 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 65.6 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 2.3 MB
    • After optimization 2.2 MB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Scotland images are well optimized though.

    • Original 618.9 kB
    • After minification 569.3 kB
    • After compression 185.8 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 433.1 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 116.1 kB
    • After minification 115.2 kB
    • After compression 19.8 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Scotland.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 96.3 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • scotland.org
  • stylesheet.css
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  • header-bg.gif
  • nav-region.gif
  • logo-header.gif
  • nav-service.gif
  • nav-primary.gif
  • nav-primary-home.png
  • nav-mega-menu-widget.gif
  • standard-button-cta.gif
  • app-download.gif
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  • content-grid-divider.png
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  • scottish_fashion_screenshot_lg__square-1x1.png
  • edinburgh-737637_1920__square-1x1.png
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  • footer-top-nav-widget.gif
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  • effects.js
  • builder.js
  • slider.js
  • analytics.js
  • ws-storagecontrol-close.gif
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  • nav-primary-active.gif
  • carousel-nav.gif
  • collect
  • collect
  • university-interactive-bg__square-2x2.jpg
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  • scottish_fashion_screenshot_lg__square-2x2.png
  • edinburgh-737637_1920__square-2x1.png
  • 300lo.json
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Our browser made a total of 62 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 77% of them (48 requests) were addressed to the original Scotland.org, 8% (5 requests) were made to Sprocket.whitespacers.com and 3% (2 requests) were made to S7.addthis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Scotland.org.

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Requests

The browser has sent 60 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Scotland. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 12 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

12

Javascripts

43

Images

2

CSS

3

AJAX

60

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

43

Images

2

CSS

3

AJAX

11

Optimized

49

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.scotland.org/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Scotland.org uses IP address which is currently shared with 3 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

scotland.org

welcome.scot

studyinscotland.org

aboutscotland.in

212.84.183.11

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

scotland.org

212.84.183.11 3600
NS

scotland.org

ns1.demysdns.net 3600
NS

scotland.org

ns2.demysdns.net 3600
NS

scotland.org

ns3.demysdns.net 3600
NS

scotland.org

ns4.demysdns.co.uk 3600

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Scotland.org can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Scotland.org main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Scotland.org has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 29.8% of all visits is India. It lies approximately 4600 miles away from the server location (United Kingdom) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Scotland.org page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to India or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of Scotland. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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